Charmat Method sparkling wine
Phoenix 80%, Seyval Blanc 8%, Regent 5%
Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed, secondary fermentation in the vat for 6 months bottled using Charmat method.
Chet Valley Winery
Fourth-generation farmer’s son, John, also a qualified Chemist planted this plot in 2015 and built a new state-of-the-art winery in 2020. This wine is the first from these vines and the first to be produced in the new winery
Gentle undulation with East-West vine row direction allowing slow ripening. The land has some frost pockets is well-draining sandy loam changing to boulder clay (clay with chalk chip) at 1.4 metres depth. Can suffer from drought stress and nutrient leaching.